Programming: Health & Fitness
"Flash Mob Fitness" Tribe Takes Root in Minneapolis
by ALLIE SHAH; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) April 2015
The November Project's high-intensity, early-bird workouts happen every Wednesday - announced on the group's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Just for fun, leaders will throw in an occasional "pop-up workout" on other days, tweeting the time and place the night before.
Rec Center's Interactive 'PlayWord' Makes Fitness Fun
by Kelly S. Kelly Gazette correspondent April 2015
Today, in houses across the country, youngsters sit anchored in front of screens like Jabba the Hutt, with only their thumbs getting exercise while frantically working video game controllers.
Private Club's Lease Terms at Rec Center Approved
by Bruce Farrin; Staff Editor April 2015
The Board of Selectmen has accepted a revised payment proposal from Rich Viitala Jr. of Fire & Iron Athletics, which is leasing space at the Recreation Center and using fitness equipment owned by the town.
Kids Triathlons Take Off as Sport Grows in United States
by MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON; Associated Press April 2015
According to USA Triathlon,the number of youth races sanctioned by the Colorado-based organization jumped from 193 in 2004 to 885 in 2013.
Physicians Group Targets Ballpark's Bacon Obsession
by Dan Meyers; For The Inquirer April 2015
On Monday, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine launched a campaign that might be summed up this way: How about a little love for broccoli?
Police, Firefighters Face Off in Fitness Competition
by BY ART MARROQUIN, STAFF WRITER April 2015
In the case of Anaheim police Officer Heather Scaglione, participating in Anaheim's Guns N Hoses Fitness Competition is a matter of showing that a female officer can physically compete just as well as her male counterparts.
Woman Wins $980K in Fitness Center Injury Suit
by NEWS STAFF REPORT April 2015
A Buffalo woman has been awarded $980,000 for her pain and suffering after discs in her neck were damaged during a workout at a North Buffalo fitness center.
Fitness Center Targets Nation's 83 Percent of Non-Gym Users
by JANE FORD-STEWART, firstname.lastname@example.org, Muskego-New Berlin Now April 2015
Calling all couch potatoes, does he have a gym for you, says certified strength and conditioning specialist Rick Vendlinski, former triathlete who opened a customized gym in Muskego.
New Senior Fitness Center Boasts 'Director of Fun'
by Marie Wilson email@example.com April 2015
The new Naperville Senior Fitness and Activity Center also has a TV to play Nintendo Wii, a golf putting set, color-coded musical bells, a drum set, a recumbent exercise bike, a quiet room for reading and the expertise of a physical therapist, an occupational therapy assistant and a registered nurse.
Growing CrossFit Program Branches Out to Children
by Kim Lyons Pittsburgh Post-Gazette April 2015
The aim is to "provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits, which means less childhood obesity and all-around better health for our children."